Why Start a Business Online?

Why Start a Business Online? It's time for change | Image: Salvatore Vuono / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Many people dream of starting a business. And with the growth and expansion of the internet, more and more people dream of starting a business online.

According to a recent survey, 73% of all U.S. American households think of starting an online business. If the question were asked in the UK, I suppose the result would be similar. And as the internet expands, more and more people across the globe join in this dream.

So why start a business online? What is it about the internet that intrigues so many of us, that makes us wonder how to quit our job, to become our own boss … to start a business?

The answers indicate that we crave more control over our lives. We also want to create additional income, get out of debt, stop commuting, spend more time with our families, work when it suits us and do a job we love.

But can an online business do all that? Or are our expectations way too high?

Why Start a Business Online?

Why Start a Business Online? | Image: Renjith Krishnan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

An online business has many advantages over a conventional, bricks-and-mortar business.

You can start it while still in full-time employment and grow it until you’re ready to quit your job. Start-up costs are low. You don’t need to develop a product or service to get started. You can grow it as quickly or as slowly as your time allows. And you can add additional income streams when you and your business are ready for it.

So, in this section of the site we answer the question ‘why start a business online?’ and consider the best ways to do it. Find out

  • How to quit your job

    This doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing decision. For many of us, just walking away from the monthly salary is as next to impossible as running a marathon at the drop of a hat. But you CAN quit your job gradually. And here's how...
  • How to do business online

    It's always said that the internet is the world's biggest marketplace - but do you know how to trade there? Do you know what the most popular product is? Do you know who buys it? If you're thinking of starting your own online business, keep reading...
  • Why content is king online

    It's relatively easy these days to put up a website. So why is not every website out there a successful online business?
  • Why businesses fail online

    Not every online business is a success. Far from it. But looking at the reasons of why those online businesses fail to attract customers or fail to generate sales is a good way to avoid making the same mistakes when you start yours.
  • How to succeed in business

    By the same token, learning from the best will definitely smooth your way to online business success. So this article considers what the best online businesses have in common.

So, Why Start a Business Online?

There are countless good reasons why you’d want to start your own business online. Some only you will know. Others I've mentioned above. Throughout your journey - if you choose to take the plunge - you may need a little help now and then. And I hope the resources in this section will help you succeed.


NEXT: How an online business can help you quit your job











Local Business


Web To Success: Online business help from Dr Sue